With 94 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day, Thursday, Sept. 4, when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks will focus on the the number that represents the number of days remaining … today it’s #94.
See the list below, but if you know of any others, let us know by leaving a comment below.
In addition, we highly recommend “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them,” by John Maxymuk. The book, which chronicles every Packers jersey number was published in 2003, so it may be a bit incomplete, but it provides a strong background of information about Packers players and their jersey numbers up to that point in time.
The first to wear the number, according to Maxymuk, was Charles Martin – yes, that Charles Martin who so discreetly met Bears’ QB in the backfield with a bodyslam back in 1985.
Probably one of the best known #94s with Green Bay was Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila – a Packers Hall-of-Famer.
Gbaja-Biamila was drafted in the fifth round out of San Diego State in 2000, playing his entire career for the Packers. The highly-respected and loved player player recorded double-digit sacks in three consecutive years in the early 200s, with his best year being 2004 when he recorded 13.5 sacks.
He broke the franchise record for sacks by recording his 69th in October 2007 – a record that surpassed Reggie White’s 68.5 with the team.
Here is a list of all the players who have worn #99 for the Packers – it’s provided courtesy of Pro Football Reference - remember these guys?
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